At the Arab League summit held in Jordan on Wednesday, Arab leaders have reaffirmed a 2002 peace plan that offers Israel normal ties if it cedes lands it captured in the 1967 Mideast war to a future Palestinian state.
The declaration was issued at the end of the summit, attended by 21 presidents, kings and top officials.
The statement says that "peace is a strategic option" for the Arab world, based on a two-state solution — Palestine in the pre-1967 lines — alongside Israel.
The statement went on to criticize Israel for what it termed unilateral action to change the conditions on the ground and thwart any chance for a peace deal. The statement also called on the international community to take action in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2334, which condemned the Israeli settlements.
It also urged countries around the world not to move their diplomatic missions in Israel to contested Jerusalem, a signal to President Donald Trump who said in the past he would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to the holy city.
On the sidelines of the summit Jordan's King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met, reportedly to discuss their positions ahead of Sissi's meeting with Trump. Sissi will meet with Trump on April 3.
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